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New Study: Don’t Argue With Conservatives – You’re Only Making It Worse

We found this on Huffpo Politics page.  The Washington Post ran an article called, The Power of Political Misinformation citing a soon-to-be-published study on how people respond to factual information.  It seems the researchers have accomplished what empirical research does … Continue reading

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Tell USDA To Stop Colluding With Big Ag Today!

Fooddemocracy now.org **PUBLIC COMMENTS NEEDED BY JULY 28TH** In the past 10 years the number of farmers markets has more than doubled, from 2,863 in 2000 to 6,132 in 2010. The rise in the popularity of the local, organic and … Continue reading

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Help President Obama Save The Country

Help President Obama Save The Country by Trish Nelson “Americans may have voted for a divided government but they didn't vote for a dysfunctional government.” – President Obama in his address to the nation MondaySome on the left are mad … Continue reading

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Iowa Progressive Radio: This Week On The Fallon Forum

Iowa Progressive Radio:  This Week On The Fallon Forum Monday – Thursday from 7:00-800 pm, join us for the fusion of politics and civility at 98.3 WOW-FM and on-line at 983wowfm.com. Call (515) 312-0983 or (866) 908-TALK to participate in … Continue reading

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Labor Update: Stand With Striking Construction Workers On UI Campus

Labor Update: Stand With Striking Construction Workers On UI Campus Here’s another opportunity to stand with striking construction workers on the University of Iowa campus. Wed July 27 11am-1pm across from West Lawn. More details below.This construction project is setting … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Senator Grassley On The Debt Ceiling Crisis

An Open Letter To Senator Grassley On The Debt Ceiling Crisis By Dave BradleySenator Grassley,We are sitting here in shock as we watch the Republican Party do something which no other power in the world has ever been able to … Continue reading

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What is Important – Part 3

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This Week On Ring Of Fire Radio: Braley To Speak On Why We Need To Get Out Of Afghanistan

This Week On Ring Of Fire Radio: Braley To Speak On Why We Need To Get Out Of Afghanistan Most Iowans can't hear this amazing radio program over the publicly owned airwaves but thanks to the free and open internet, … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on ALEC

A Brief Note on ALEC by Dave Bradley This has been a very busy time for my family. Therefore, I have been a bit remiss in pursuit of the story on ALEC. However, John Nichols of the Nation magazine has … Continue reading

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Is Howard Dean Really Michelle Bachmann’s Role Model?

Is Howard Dean Really Michelle Bachmann's Role Model? by Trish Nelson As long as we're all just sitting around waiting to see what happens on the debt ceiling, it seems like a good time for a nice long rant about … Continue reading

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